India: Disappearing daughters
IUnited Nations, New York, July 2009 - An epidemic is wiping out India's daughters. It's not a disease or famine - it's parents deciding not to have baby girls. This disturbing trend is not new but modern science is enabling it, with disastrous results for India's future.
Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls Documentary Film - Trailer
Documentary film that interweaves stories of girls and women who are victims of discrimination, violence and "gendercide" in India. It also highlights women who have fought to keep their daughters alive and activists and grassroots organizations that are working to empower girls and women and end the cycle of violence.
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Disappearing Daughters: India's Female Feticide
Every 12 seconds, a baby girl is aborted in India. That's about 7,000 girls killed every day just because they are females. The United Nations now calls India the most dangerous place on earth for a girl.Abortion is legal in India. Sex-selective abortion, however, is illegal but widely common.
COUNTRY REPORTS: INDIA
Our countries report section is comprised of reports, articles and other information related to gendercide and the targeted country. The United Nations now calls India the most dangerous place on earth for a girl.
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Indian girls between the ages of 1-5 are 75% more likely to die than a boy of the same age.
UN Department of Economic and Social affairs (2012)
Over 8% of girls born in the country died before their first birthday.
Indian Child’s Rights Organisation (CRY)